John Napolitano

Online Trading Academy
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John Napolitano began his investing career in 1996, first as an operations specialist then junior trader for a global asset management firm. Over the next few years he worked his way up to a position as head trader with assets under management of $40 billion. In 2009 he became senior trader at another firm, responsible for both Asian and U.S. markets. More recently he has been trading his own capital in the options and equities markets.

As an Online Trading Academy instructor, John says his investment philosophy is to always challenge yourself, be humble, and be willing to learn new things. If you are losing sleep at night, the trade is too big. Instead of focusing on a single trade, remain balanced and thoughtful in your actions and you should see better results.

Because John is a former institutional trader, students can expect to learn how important it is to be on the correct side of a trade, as well as develop the skills necessary to identify institutional unfilled orders. Due to his 20+ years of experience, students can also expect lots of useful advice, encouragement, and honest feedback.


  • BS in Accounting, Fordham University
  • MBA in Finance, Manhattan College


  • US Markets


  • Stocks


  • Completed Level 1 of the CFA examination


New York, USA

What Students Are Saying

“John Napolitano is a patient, knowledgeable, and conscientious teacher who really cares for his students. I learned a lot from him and I hope he will teach more classes at the Online Trading Academy! As for Jon Arginteanu, he is darn near brilliant; probably the best instructor I have had at the Academy. ”

, June 2019

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